This is issue 06 of the regular newsletter around BPF written by Alexander Alemayhu. It summarizes ongoing development, presentations, videos and other information related to BPF and XDP. It is released roughly once a week.
Linux 4.12-rc4 was released this week. No new BPF changes were in this release, but several patches were applied on netdev. The highlights are
- The BPF id patches which were ready last week but had to be re-spin because of merge conflicts.
- All perf events now have BPF support.
Other interesting topics
- VF XDP support for the qede driver.
- Better alignment tracking and improvements to the verifier.
See the patches section for all the links.
Extensive walk-through of the XDP programs in the prototype-kernel repository. The talk is overall great and covers several BPF and XDP concepts from the programmer perspective. Also nice to hear tips, tricks and pitfalls being covered.
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- Craig Topper, [llvm] r304324 - [BPF] Correct the file name of the -gen-asm-matcher output file to not start with X86.
- Chenbo Feng, [PATCH net-next v2 1/2] bpf: Allow
CGROUP_SKBeBPF program to access
- Chenbo Feng, [PATCH net-next v2 2/2] bpf: Remove the capability check for cgroup skb eBPF program
Martin KaFai Lau, [PATCH v3 net-next 0/8] Introduce bpf ID
- [PATCH v3 net-next 1/8] bpf: Introduce bpf_prog ID
- [PATCH v3 net-next 2/8] bpf: Introduce bpf_map ID
- [PATCH v3 net-next 3/8] bpf: Add
- [PATCH v3 net-next 4/8] bpf: Add
- [PATCH v3 net-next 5/8] bpf: Add
- [PATCH v3 net-next 6/8] bpf: Add
- [PATCH v3 net-next 7/8] bpf: Add
- [PATCH v3 net-next 8/8] bpf: Test for bpf ID
- David Miller, [PATCH net-next] bpf: Take advantage of stack_depth tracking in sparc64 JIT
Alexei Starovoitov, [PATCH v4 net-next 0/3] bpf: Add BPF support to all perf_event
- [PATCH net-next 01/11] qed: Add bitmaps for VF CIDs
- [PATCH net-next 02/11] qed: Create L2 queue database
- [PATCH net-next 03/11] qed*: L2 interface to use the SB structures directly
- [PATCH net-next 04/11] qed: Pass vf_params when creating a queue-cid
- [PATCH net-next 05/11] qed: Assign a unique per-queue index to queue-cid
- [PATCH net-next 06/11] qed: Make VF legacy a bitfield
- [PATCH net-next 07/11] qed: IOV db support multiple queues per qzone
- [PATCH net-next 08/11] qed: Multiple qzone queues for VFs
- [PATCH net-next 09/11] qed: VFs to try utilizing the doorbell bar
- [PATCH net-next 10/11] qed: VF XDP support
- [PATCH net-next 11/11] qede: VF XDP support
- Daniel Borkmann, [PATCH net-next] bpf: cgroup skb progs cannot access ld_abs/ind
- Daniel Borkmann, [PATCH net] bpf, arm64: use separate register for state in stxr
- [RFC PATCH net-next 1/5] selftests/bpf: add test for mixed signed and unsigned bounds checks
- [RFC PATCH net-next 2/5] bpf/verifier: rework value tracking
- [RFC PATCH net-next 3/5] bpf/verifier: feed pointer-to-unknown-scalar casts into scalar ALU path
- [RFC PATCH net-next 4/5] bpf/verifier: track signed and unsigned min/max values
- [RFC PATCH net-next 5/5] selftests/bpf: change test_verifier expectations
Please note that netdev receives a lot of patches and the list above is not meant to be comprehensive.